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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



8th September 1914

On this day:


  • 2nd Life guards training continues   War Diary of the 2nd Life Guards records the appointment of Brigadier General Kavanagh as Brigadier on 8th of September. Training continued.

    War Diary


  • Heavy casualties   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA Started at 0500 and marched to Mauroy near which we came into action, the centre section under Lt. Palmer was detached. It had a bad time losing four men and eight horses, having a direct hit on the gun section in the open during a heavy crossfire from concealed artillery. The remainder of the battery lost 2 men but though heavily fired upon were not so knocked about except when leaving position when did so under very heavy fire but again had not a single casualty. German artillery completely concealed behind much higher ground. We never found them. We were fighting with 3rd Cavalry Brigade as advance guard and German rear guard was holding position from Le Grand Glairel to St Ouen. Six men and six horses joined the battery from the Ammunition Column. We were withdrawn when our main armies came up and the German rear guard retired. Went into bivouac near Le Grand Glairel at 1730.

    War Diaries


  • 8th September 1914 

  • 8th Sep 1914 1st East Lancs on the march

  • 8th Sep 1914 Advance Guard

  • 8th Sep 1914 On the March

  • 8th Sep 1914 Enemy in Flight

  • 8th Sep 1914 On the Move

  • 8th Sep 1914 Inspection

  • 8th Sep 1914 Recruitment

  • 8th September 1914 Ongoing Battles of Ourcq and Marne

  • 8th Sep 1914 River Crossed

  • 8th September 1914 To France





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  • Pte. Thomas J. Highgate. Royal West Kent Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpt. John Norwood. VC 5th Dragoon Guards Read their Story.

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